Globalization: Contents and Discontents 2019 Conference of The World Bank Development Research Group
City: Kuala Lumpur
Abstr. due: 01.10.2018
Dates: 15.01.19 — 16.01.19
Organizing comittee e-mail: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/decrgconference2019
Organizers: The World Bank Development Research Group
The World Bank Development Research Group based in Kuala Lumpur is organizing its third international conference, with the theme Globalization: Contents and Discontents. The conference aims to bring together policymakers and academics to discuss the consequences of various aspects of globalization including trade, migration, financial flows, cultural exchanges and the diffusion of ideas.
The goal of this conference is to revisit these and other issues to understand the processes underlying globalization and how they may, or may not, shape a better world. The conference will be anchored by keynote presentations by three noted experts: Asli Demirguc-Kunt (Director of the Development Research Group at the World Bank), William Easterly (Professor of Economics at New York University), and JP Singh (Director of the Center of Cultural Relations at the University of Edinburgh). The organizing committee is headed by Norman Loayza and Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economists with the Development Research Group.